upzoning

January 14, 2022

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand on Reasserting Local Control Over Neighborhood Planning

TPR interviewed Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand on how his city and constituents are responding to the new state laws usurping local control over neighborhood planning and zoning and eliminating single-family zoning statewide.

September 28, 2021

CityLab's Sarah Holder on CA Housing Policy Post Recall

Published originally by CityLab, and excerpted here with permission, CityLab's Sarah Holder examines what lies ahead for California housing policy in light of Governor Newsom's victory in the September 15th recall election.

July 13, 2021

LA Councilmember Paul Koretz Letter Opposing SB 10

TPR shares this letter by LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz outlining his opposition to the state legislature's supply-side approach to housing affordability.

October 5, 2020

Related’s Bill Witte: Regional–Rather than State–Housing Markets Ought to Be Policymakers’ Focus

Pointing to the regional metropolitan nature of housing markets, Bill Witte weighs the strategic merits of statewide efforts to compel housing density and reminds readers of CEQA's role in slowing production and inflating housing costs.

August 17, 2020

South LA Virtual Town Hall Opposes SB 1120

LA City Councilmembers Herb Wesson and Paul Koretz register their grave opposition to the one-size-fits-all bill, SB 1120, part of a suite of proposals teed up for hearing by the Assembly Appropriations Subcommittee that would be the single biggest attack to date on the residential integrity throughout the state of California—and most especially in LA's historically disadvantaged neighborhoods of color.

February 11, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Transit-Rich Urban Centers Exceed Housing Numbers, Fail on Affordability

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of state housing data, which fails to support the foundational premise of SB50 that increasing housing supply will result in housing affordability.

August 25, 2019

Sen. Skinner’s SB 330: One-Size Housing Approval Devalues Community Voices

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of SB 330's preemption of local planning and zoning processes and limited public engagement in development decisions.

August 8, 2019

CityLab's Laura Bliss: Bridging the NIMBY/YIMBY Divide

CityLab West Coast Bureau Chief Laura Bliss looks beyond the charged rhetoric of California's housing crisis to uncover what motivates both opponents and proponents of efforts to increase housing density throughout the state.

June 17, 2019

Minneapolis’s Residential Upzoning Risks Unintended Consequences: Alissa Luepke Pier

Minneapolis City Planning Commissioner Alissa Luepke-Pier shares the potential unintended consequences of the city's "bold" move to eliminate single-family zoning.

May 30, 2019

LA City Council's Mike Bonin on Transit Equity & SB 50's Affordability Failure

Councilmember Mike Bonin discusses how blanket upzoning could impact efforts to develop an equitable, high-quality public transportation network in Los Angeles.

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